In uncertain times the Supreme Court’s OSHA decision brings more uncertainty
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P. Berkowitz
Philip M Berkowitz is the US practice co-chair of Littler Mendelson’s international employment law practice group and co-chair of the firm’s financial services industry group

Since the start of the pandemic, many employers in the United States, out of concern for the safety and health of their employees, have required employees to be vaccinated, wear masks, practice social distancing, and otherwise take steps to assure workers that their workplace is safe. 

Employers have been challenged, though, by inconsistent state laws and executive edicts challenging these requirements, as well as by protests by significant numbers (if a minority) of employees who have objected to these mandates, whether on religious, medical, or political grounds.


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